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August 21st, 2006

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I'm currently feelin: disappointed disappointed

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Date:August 22nd, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
You obviously didn't visit Bono's brother's place, NUDE. I was in Dublin for 5 days this July (went to the Oxegen music festival) and went in to get a strawberry smoothie (SOOO GOOD) and they were playing all U2. It was really cool.

Other than that, I heard 'Bad' on the bus' radio on the way back from Naas coming back from Oxegen. That was it.

I don't think they're hated at all, I think they're as popular there as they are anywhere. And they're as hated there as they are anywhere (maybe the anger's just a bit more direct haha). At the music festival I met a really nice couple and the guy was a HUGE U2 fan, we talked for a while (all through Placebos set, LMFAO).

On the other side of the spectrum, my tour bus driver said as we drove past the Clarence "Ah, and on your right is the Clarence hotel, owned by Bono and Edge of U2. Yes, the old man still goes as Edge. Haha. Now here's something you won't know..." me: "LMFAO. TRY ME." Guide: "Bono's real name... Paul Hewson. I know! Most of you thought it started with an 'A' and ended in an 'E'!"

ooooooooooooooooooo. Owned. LMFAO Ah well. I didn't mind not hearing them. Not like I'd expect all of Liverpool to only play Beatles or all of Sheffield to only play Arctic Monkeys now. lmfao
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Date:August 22nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
wooooooooooow! you went to oxegen??? i was in dublin for most of july, but i didn't get my hands on any tix. that mustve been incredible, my friends were telling me how great of a time it is.

i surprisingly heard quite a bit of u2 while i was there, on the radio, in the pubs, and even when catching some live music. this one guy in particular was performing at porterhouse, and played 2 u2 covers...both times i was in the toilet and had to rush back upstairs.

i felt that u2 was quite well received there. the only negative thing i heard was my neighbors (i was living in ballymun) saying they don't like it when the press says that bono was from ballymun, because he wasn't. he grew up NEAR ballymun, but not quite ballymun. that was it.

it certainly doesn't seem like they are put on the same pedestals that i put them on though, perhaps that is what bono was addressing about celebrity in the 60 minutes spot. thats why you can take a train ride to killiney, pass by his house, edge's, enya's, all in a days visit, and not be stopped, questioned, or searched by police. fans certainly couldn't get away with that here in the united states.

i found it rather amusing that loads of people i met claimed they lived next to bono. they could be in any part of the city, it didn't matter...but when i was asking to get an idea of where they lived, they always started out "oh, i live near bono!" so perhaps he isn't as much of a celebrity as he is a point of reference? ;-)
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Date:August 25th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
so perhaps he isn't as much of a celebrity as he is a point of reference? ;-)


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